Colombia

UN refugee chief heads to Colombia to draw attention to plight of displaced persons

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers, today headed to Colombia in a bid to raise international awareness about the plight of the over 2 million people who have been displaced by the country’s long-running conflict.

UN agency asks US to grant Colombian refugees temporary protected status

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has recommended that the United States grant temporary protected status to the tens of thousands of Colombian nationals currently in the country, ensuring them at least temporary protection and safety.

UN refugee agency chief concerned about Colombia's worsening humanitarian situation

Expressing concern over Colombia's worsening humanitarian situation, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers today called for more aid to help the victims of the country's decades-long conflict.

UN agency concerned fighting in Colombia forcing civilians to neighbouring countries

As fighting between various groups in Colombia continues, the United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern that more civilians would be forced to flee to neighbouring countries.

James LeMoyne appointed as Annan’s Special Adviser on Colombia

James LeMoyne, who has been serving as United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s acting Special Adviser on Colombia since January, was today formally appointed to the post.